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“Metairee Cemetary”

Lake Lawn Metairie Cemetery
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US$44.99*
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Three Hour City Tour of New Orleans
Ranked #21 of 351 things to do in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This final resting place is home to some exotic tombs, such as a pyramid-and-Sphinx mausoleum.
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“Metairee Cemetary”
Reviewed 2 September 2014

My friend and I drove to New Orleans last year for a long weekend from Jacksonville. We wanted to go to St. Louis Cemetery but it was closed. By word of mouth we ended up At the Metairie Cemetery. What an experience. Lots of old grave markers. One of the nice things about this cemetery is that you are able to drive through it. She had never been into a cemetery in New Orleans before and she felt more comfortable being able to stay in the car.

Visited October 2013
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“Metaire Cemetary - NOLA”
Reviewed 31 August 2014

Stopped in as part of the city tour (Greyline). Never seen an above ground cemetery before, and was a little auspicious about the trip. Very well kept and got a bit of a history lesson. Enjoyed learning about this cemetery.

Visited August 2014
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“Go get a tour- from the office”
Reviewed 25 August 2014

Leave your license and take a tour- choose from several developed for this former racetrack- a few of my friends lie here and I plan to be planted here once I die.
It is quiet, and well laid out- well maintained and full of angels and historic statuary. Some of the newer tombs are quite ornate- and ALL of the memories are just breath takingly worthwhile. Nowhere else on the planet save Buenos Aires, Paris or Venice, Italy might have similar art in the cemetery.
Recommend for the WHOLE FAMILY!

Visited January 2014
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Pearland
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“Glorious Way to Go”
Reviewed 22 August 2014

There are many unique cemeteries in the fabled city of New Orleans but none is so historic, beautiful and filled with drama as Metairie Cemetery. The grounds are laid out in beautiful and graceful designs. It gives a air of peace and dignity wherever you stroll. Before viewing the this "tribute to death", read about the history and famous people entombed in these works of art. It is quite a history and will make your visit twice as interesting

Visited August 2014
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“Excellent Tour Includes History of Past Residents”
Reviewed 21 August 2014

Cannot say enough about this tour. We loved it and loved hearing about the history behind the cemetary and the people who lived in New Orleans.

Visited July 2014
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